Pamela Ann (Lemery) O’Leary 1943-2021
Pamela A (Lemery) O’Leary, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away Tuesday, February 2, 2021, age 77, in Woodstock, GA.
Born on May 4th, 1943 in Glens Falls, NY, she was the daughter of the late Emile and Beulah (Barton) Lemery.
After graduating from St. Mary’s Academy in Glens Falls in 1961, she attended Hudson Valley Community College where she earned her Associates Degree to be a dental hygienist. Upon graduation, she worked first for Dr. Higgins and later Dr. Sheehan. She cleaned a lot of teeth for many years in Glens Falls while raising her children Bruce, Kevin and Julie.
Pam married David O’Leary, a fellow “East Ender” and St. Mary’s graduate, in 1963. They spent over forty wonderful years together, including the first 20 years on Cooper St, before his passing in 2007.
Pam and David moved to Fairfield, OH in 2002 to be close to their son Kevin and his family. In 2016, Pam moved to Woodstock, GA to be near her daughter Julie and her family. Pam loved to travel, and managed to see much of the United States. Some of her favorite memories were of cross-country train trips with her mother and sister Elaine Viele, as well as family reunions in southwestern Indiana. She visited Alaska for a wedding, followed by a cruise down the coast to Seattle. China and Europe also got checked off her list. When not traveling, she enjoyed reading, games of Boggle and Scrabble, and watching HGTV.
For a number of years, she and her husband David hosted a rocking house party during the annual Adirondack Balloon Festival. Pilots, crew, family and friends from near and far packed Clark Street on the Saturday night of the festival, and it is a wonder that the Sunday morning flights took place. It was a highlight of the year for her, and attendees still talk about it.
Pam was predeceased by her parents and husband as well as her daughter-in-law Tammy O’Leary (Kevin). She is survived by her sister Elaine Viele of San Clemente, CA; son Bruce and his wife Teresa of Worcester, MA; her son Kevin and his partner Lenora of Fort Worth, TX; and daughter Julie Fick and her husband Bruce of Woodstock, GA. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Marshall and Carlyn (Bruce); Ryan, Allison and her fiancé Michael (Kevin); and Parker (Julie).
Scott Huskins Funeral & Cremation Services is in charge of the arrangements. 678-771-5566 | scotthuskins.com
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